Boston University School of Law
Jacqueline Bhabha's important article, The Imperative of Sustaining (Rather Than Destroying) Frontline Empathic Solidarity for Distress Migrants, highlights the pivotal role that "frontline communities" now play in international migration. Bhabha explores how frontline communities frequently lack the infrastructure, political will, and resources to respond adequately to "distress migrants." Yet, she unearths the potential of "empathic solidarity" to counteract bias and, more optimistically, provide a "welcoming and humanizing experience" to migrants. Indeed, in this hopeful, ambitious article, Bhabha posits that empathic solidarity can play a significant generative role for migrants' rights.
Empathic Solidarity on the Frontline
Boston University International Law Journal
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